Success: Alison’s Story

Success: Alison’s Story

Alison was 18 when she connected with Nicole and The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program. She was pregnant and felt isolated and hopeless. Nicole helped her connect to a midwife and other community supports. Alison had stable housing and was managing all right by the...
Success: Laura’s Story

Success: Laura’s Story

Laura is a young mom with two young daughters. Laura had a very fractured relationship with her parents during her adolescence. She moved out before finishing high school and ended up couch-surfing and hanging out with a few friends on the street. When she got...
Timing of First Sex Has Far-Reaching Relationship Effects

Timing of First Sex Has Far-Reaching Relationship Effects

Research looking at how the timing of sexual initiation in adolescence impacts adult romantic ties finds that having sex later may lead to better relationships. In a new study, Dr. Paige Harden, a psychological scientist, investigated how the timing of sexual...
Success: It’s Just Knowing You Are Not Alone

Success: It’s Just Knowing You Are Not Alone

There are no “typical” days in the life of Nicole, Cridge Young Parent Outreach Worker. As she updates me about the young moms in her program, I hear about the support she gives one young mom to manage her own ADD and parent a baby; another mom trying to...
Cost of care for children can exceed university tuition

Cost of care for children can exceed university tuition

Daycare prices in Metro Vancouver have risen so high that the cost of four years of early-childhood care can exceed that of a four-year university degree. A typical family in Vancouver with a child in full-time care from the end of parental leave to the beginning of...

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